What to expect from your visit to Knole

Children running through woodland

The showrooms winter clean is complete and are open once more to visitors, the parkland is budding with new life and the Easter egg hunt is back! Come and join us for spring at Knole. Please remember the National Trust car park is for admission ticket holders only. To use the car park pre-book admission tickets for every person in your vehicle.

Explore the showrooms at Knole

The showrooms emerge from their winter conversation clean on Monday 14 February and are gleaming and ready to welcome visitors once more. Explore the ornate rooms that house Knole’s world class collection of paintings, tapestries, and furniture. The showrooms are open daily and can be explored 11am-4pm, last entry 3.30pm.

The present pannelling and decoration in Knole's Ballroom were introduced by the 1st Earl Sackville between 1603-1608
Elaborate grey pannelled walls and a huge detailed marble fireplace line the walls alongside portraits of the Sackville family. In the middle of the room are piece of gilded furniture
The present pannelling and decoration in Knole's Ballroom were introduced by the 1st Earl Sackville between 1603-1608

Please remember the National Trust car park is for admission ticket holders only. To use the car park please pre-book admission tickets for every person in your vehicle. This is particularly important on busier days weekend days and bank holidays. Book your admission tickets using the link below ‘Book your visit’.

Visit the Gatehouse Tower and discover the life and loves of a former resident, Eddy Sackville-West, and climb the spiral staircase to enjoy panoramic views of the parkland.

Continue your visit into the Orangery, taking in the striking architecture and sculptures in the courtyards. Watch the sun cast colourful patches of light on the stone floor through the stained-glass windows and find some impressive statues, plaster casts of classical reliefs and the Buzaglo stove, dating 1774, which originally warmed the Great Hall.

Discover The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio, Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm. Find out about the world of conservation in our interactive and sensory experience area. Suitable for all ages, complete with its displays of paints, brushes, materials and restoration tools, microscopes, and smell identifying guides.

Join an Attic tour

The South Barracks is one of Knole's main attic areas included in regular attic tours
A long, narrow attic room stretches ahead, with wooden floorboards, a window at the far end, patched walls and trunks and chairs lined up against one side wall
The South Barracks is one of Knole's main attic areas included in regular attic tours

Our behind-the-scenes Attic tours are back for 2022. These tours run every Friday and Saturday at 11.30am from 4 March. Join our knowledgeable tour guides around the often-forgotten attic spaces. Head to the What's On section on the main Knole website to book your space. Please remember the National Trust car park is for admission ticket holders only. To use the car park please pre-book admission tickets for every person in your vehicle.

Exciting events coming up...

Entertain your little ones with Storytime in the Bookshop on Monday during term time and book a place on our new parent and toddler group, Knole Fawns on Friday 18 March, 22 April & 20 May.

If you would like to learn a new craft skill, why not join us on one of these workshops at Knole. We have Willow Weaving with Natalie McLay on Friday 25 March and Spring flower arranging workshop with Sian Johnson on Thursday 7 April. 

Lord Sackville’s private garden

We are delighted to be opening Lord Sackville’s private garden again for visitors to enjoy. Lord Sackville’s private garden at Knole is a magical space, featuring sprawling lawns, a walled garden, an untamed wilderness area and a medieval orchard. Access is through the beautiful Orangery, off Green Court, where doors open to reveal the secluded lawns of the 26-acre garden and stunning views of the house.

Vita Sackville-West wrote about the wisteria in 'Knole and the Sackvilles'
The wisteria at Knole
Vita Sackville-West wrote about the wisteria in 'Knole and the Sackvilles'

The garden is open Monday 28 March, Monday 11 April, Wednesday 27 April and Thursday 12 May 11am-4pm, last entry 3.30pm, with other dates to follow in the year until October. Entrance to the garden is £5 per person and booking essential either online on the Knole ‘What’s On’ page or call 0344 249 1895. Subject to availability, tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Visitor Centre. Please remember the National Trust car park is for admission ticket holders only. To use the car park please pre-book admission tickets for every person in your vehicle. Admission tickets are £15 per adult, £7.50 per child and free for National Trust members.

Enjoy spring at Knole

Easter egg hunt at Knole

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Knole. Discover our fun family-friendly trail, find all 10 markers in the parkland outside the front of the house and earn your chocolate egg at the end.

The Easter trail at Knole will be running from Saturday 9 April – Monday 18 April (Easter Monday) from 10am-4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Pick up your £3 trail from the Visitor Centre, subject to availability.

Child enjoying an Easter trail
Child doing an Easter trail
Child enjoying an Easter trail

You don’t need to book your Easter trail, but you will need to pre-book your visit to Knole. To manage visitor numbers the pre-booking system still applies at Knole. Booking will provide access to the property, not the Easter adventures in nature trail, which can be purchased on the day. Tickets are released every Friday. Please remember the National Trust car park is for admission ticket holders only. To use the car park pre-book admission tickets for every person in your vehicle.

New stock in the Bookshop and gift shop

See the new spring collection in the Bookshop and gift shop at Knole, including our new range of gardening tools and books for both adult and children.

In the gift shop you'll find locally made crafts including jewellery, accessories, cushions and more. Why not take a look at our selection of walking equipment as your start to enjoy these spring walks. See our inspiring range of new spring homeware including candles, blankets, and throws.

Browse the Knole shop for latest seasonal gifts
Browse the Knole shop for latest seasonal gifts
Browse the Knole shop for latest seasonal gifts

Once you’re all shopped out, wander down to the Brewhouse Café for a warming coffee and refreshing snack. Choose from a delicious selection of hot food, sandwiches, cakes, traybakes and scones.

Whatever you choose, every purchase helps to conserve Knole and supports essential work to look after this extraordinary building and historic collection for future generations to enjoy.